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Two pilots fell asleep
Pilots Fell Asleep On British Airbus Flight: How Dangerous Is Severe Fatigue?
Sep 27, 2013 08:38 AM E
Two pilots were asleep at the same time on an Airbus flight due to severe fatigue. CAA claims it was an isolated incident but pilots suffer fatigue more than you think.
"Blue Man" Paul Karason
'Blue Man' Dies Of Heart Attack, Stroke At 62: What Caused Skin Condition That Made Paul Karason Famous?
Sep 25, 2013 13:20 PM E
"Blue Man" Paul Karason died from a heart attack. Learn how Karason got his famous blue skin.
clean water
What To Do With Your Old CDs: Turn Sewage Into Clean Water
Sep 24, 2013 14:26 PM E
Got a bunch of old CDs lying around? Scientists in Taiwan will turn them into a water treatment device.
fear
Overcoming Fear: Researchers Use Scents To Manipulate Memory And Treat Anxiety During Sleep
Sep 24, 2013 11:56 AM E
Overcoming fear is a complicated process. Researchers in Chicago think they may have found a way to alleviate people’s fears by manipulating memories during sleep.
termite poop
Could Termite Poop Hold Antibiotic Properties? New Research Reveals What Makes Insect Resistant To Deadly Microbes
Sep 23, 2013 20:50 PM E
Scientists studying termites’ ability to survive deadly microbes may have discovered antibiotic properties in the insects’ poop. After analyzing bacteria from material collected from five termite colonies in Florida, researchers found that 70 percent of these bacteria actually killed a wide range of pathogens.
aces poker
Want To Bluff In Poker? Focus On Your Arm Movements, Researchers Say
Sep 22, 2013 17:09 PM E
In poker, how you move your arms while betting may be a tell that you you're bluffing, Tufts researchers say. In a study of professional poker players, college students were able to determine whether players were betting with bad hands by watching two-second video clips taken during a poker tournament.
Morbidly obese BMI
Morbidly Obese BMI: Two-Year-Old Is Youngest To Have Weight Loss Surgery [VIDEO]
Sep 20, 2013 21:49 PM E
Morbidly obese BMI two-year-old is youngest to receive bariatric weight loss surgery!
kinetic sand
Silly Putty Sand Toy Acts Like Dough, Takes Any Shape: Does ‘Kinetic Sand’ Have Any Other Applications?
Sep 20, 2013 17:23 PM E
A new Silly Putty sand toy has the same ingredient in it as Silly Putty and looks like a lot of fun to play with. But does Kinetic Sand have any other applications?
cat mouse
Mice Infected With Brain-Altering Toxoplasma Parasite Lose Their Fear Of Cats [STUDY]
Sep 19, 2013 22:29 PM E
Toxoplasma-infected mice stop fearing cats for as much as four months after becoming infected, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE. Mice still don't fear cats even after the parasite has left their body, according to study author Wendy Ingram. In humans, toxoplasma that leads to toxoplasmosis can cause miscarriages in pregnant women and may increase suicide risk.
brain eating amoeba
Brain Eating Amoeba Contaminate New Orleans Water Supply: How Will Authorities Treat Water System? [REPORT]
Sep 16, 2013 17:15 PM E
Brain-eating amoebas have been detected in the water supply of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Find out how the town is tackling the health crisis.
memory
Scientists Discover How To Erase Unwanted Memories In Mice: Are Humans Next?
Sep 11, 2013 15:30 PM E
Erasing unwanted memories may be possible after scientists figure out how to alter rodents’ brains to forget certain addiction cues.
mosquito
Mosquito ‘Invisibility Cloak:’ Scientists Create Scent To Deter Disease-Carrying Bloodsuckers From Preying On Humans
Sep 10, 2013 15:05 PM E
A mosquito “invisibility cloak” could be the answer to our worldwide mosquito problem. Instead of a repellent, the new approach to warding off disease-carrying mosquitoes uses a recently discovered group of compounds that actually inhibit the mosquito’s sense of smell.
bedbug
Bedbugs’ Genes Are The Reason Insecticides Don’t Work On Them, New Research Suggests
Sep 09, 2013 22:04 PM E
Bedbugs genes’ may be the reason the pests are so hard to kill. New research suggests the parasite carries a gene that makes its outer shell impenetrable to toxins.
andes
Lost In Andes: Uruguay Man Survives 4 Months In Harsh South American Wilderness, Lives Off Raisins And Rats
Sep 09, 2013 11:00 AM E
A man lost in the Andes for four months during the harsh winter was found alive on Sunday. The 58-year-old from Uruguay told authorities he survived off of raisins, sugar and rats.
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